Author Jane Little Botkin receiving one of two Spur Awards from actor A Martinez at the 2018 Western Writers of America Spur Awards.

About the author

Award-winning author ​Jane (Janie) Little Botkin is a retired teacher turned historical investigator and author.  After graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso with a BA in English, Jane taught high school students for thirty years and supervised fifteen volumes of the student-publication A History of Dripping Springs and Hays County (1993-2008), a valuable historical resource for Texas researchers.  In 2008 the Texas State Legislature honored her career in education by formal resolution.  In post-retirement, Jane has continued to write about and participate in local historic preservation, dividing her time between communities in the Texas Hill Country and New Mexico’s White Mountain Wilderness.  Frank Little and the IWW : The Blood That Stained an American Family is her first nonfiction book.  The subject of the book is Botkin’s great-granduncle, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, who was lynched for his words on August 1, 1917.  Jane is currently working on her second book, Jane Street and the Housemaid Rebellion: Sex, Syndicalism, and Denver's Capitol Hill.

Frank Little and the IWW :
The Blood That Stained an
American Family



May 4, 2017  DEAR TEXAS RADIO, Interview, DEAR Texas, Inc.,  click

July 12, 2017 NPR recording regarding the Bisbee Deportation that used small parts of my presentation, click

October 5, 2017 Video presentation to Montana Historical Society, click